Barry Maurice Waller Trapnell, CBE , DL (18 May 1924 – 1 August 2012) was an English academic, school headmaster and a gifted amateur sportsman. As a cricket batsman, he was right-handed, and as a bowler, he was right-arm medium pace.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground. When ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information.
Born in Hampstead, London, Trapnell was educated at University College School, Hampstead, and St John's College, Cambridge.He had a short career in first-class cricket, lasting one season – 1946 – which was his last year as a student at Cambridge University. In nine matches for Cambridge University Cricket Club he took 15 wickets at 31.46 and scored 258 runs at 16.12, including 5 for 73 against MCC a week before the Varsity match. He turned out for the Gentlemen against the Players a fortnight later and made one Championship appearance for Middlesex County Cricket Club late in the season. He also played squash for Cambridge.
Hampstead, is an area of north London, England. Lying 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Charing Cross, it extends from the A5 road to Hampstead Heath, a large, hilly expanse of parkland. The area forms the north-west part of the London Borough of Camden.
University College School, generally known as UCS Hampstead, is an independent day school in Frognal, northwest London, England. The school was founded in 1830 by University College London and inherited many of that institution's progressive and secular views.
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In 1986, Trapnell became chairman of Cambridge Occupational Analysts (COA), eventually retiring in 2005. He put enormous effort into establishing the uptake of COA career programmes throughout the country and in organising training courses and visits to schools in the late eighties and nineties. His combination of scientific insight, wide-ranging interest in the arts, writing skills and personal contacts were of immense value.
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